‘This Is America’: Defying Police orders SC Pastor Braves Floodwaters to Save Casket for Grieving Family

by McGuire | October 7, 2015 11:29 am

A brave pastor defied a local sheriff when he was told not it was ‘too dangerous’ to retrieve a casket for a grieving family. He waded out in historically high floodwaters helped a family that was in the worst time of their life:


Wayne H. Reeves watched for hours as a casket began floating away from the cemetery of New Canaan Methodist Church, according to reports.

That’s a sister church of New Life Ministries, a nondenominational church in nearby Summerville, where Reeves is the pastor.

Tired of waiting for anyone else to do something — and with the family of the deceased grieving along with him — Reeves donned wading boots, walked out into the brown, waist-deep water and began pushing the casket back to dry land.

A Dorchester County sheriff’s deputy told him not to do it, because it was too dangerous.

“That’s not who we are,” Reeves said. “This is America, and we’re not like that.”

Not much else to add but ‘Amen’.

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